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Artists-Studio FAQ Page
If done correctly, photographing the work of an artist is a real challenge. As a start, the photographer must have some feeling for what the artist is trying to achieve with the work before his lens. This is most important when photographing three dimensional art. With three dimensional art each piece needs to be treated like an individual sitting for a portrait. Individual lighting adjustments for each piece are mandatory.
When photographing oil paintings, particularly acrylics, a different kind of challenge has to be met. Not only must the photographer be aware of possible misalignment of the painting to the camera, but specular reflection of light is always a challenge. This challenge is best met by using a polarizing filter on the camera, and in some extreme situations polarizing the light sources as well.
Since I photographed my first paintings in 1962, I have learned much about the equipment and techniques needed to do the job, and to do it right. I invite you to view some of the art which I was fortunate enough to photograph:
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